Omniweb 4.1 final is available.

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  1. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    Omniweb 4.1 is available. You can download it here but the servers were maxed out the last time I tried. enjoy.
     
  2. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    does it suck?!



    McAllen, TX aye! i live about a 2 hour drive away from ya.


    dig it.
     
  3. Grokgod macrumors 6502a

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  4. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    I wanted to try it but the servers where maxed out or something they need to put up a new DL link or something
     
  5. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    does it sucubus?

    i dont feel like loading my puter with an expierment right now.


    eggs.
     
  6. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    wow, the new omniweb is cool, its fast especially scrolling and it has a new icon, its almost as fast as mozilla maybe the same in some cases
     
  7. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    but mozilla is not fast to begin with right?

    eggs.
     
  8. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Crap....

    Mozilla sux the big one. I use Chimera .3

    It is really fast, clean, and nice....
     
  9. chmorley macrumors 6502a

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    Try Something!

    Wrong. Not quite as fast as Chimera, but a close second place. Maybe you should try it.

    Do you still play Pong? There is new stuff out.

    Chris
     
  10. Beej macrumors 68020

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    Man, that new icon is fuggo :(

    It's pretty fast though. I've been using Mozilla 1.0 since it came out. It's the longest I've ever used a non-Omi browser since switching to X, but there are just so many quirks... it was starting to give me the shiznits.

    But now I'm back in OWville. Let's see how it goes. I can tell I am going to miss tabs big time... oh well.
    [Mr Omni, if you can hear me... please give me tabs! I neeeeeeed them! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D]
     
  11. Grokgod macrumors 6502a

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    ~ Krossfyter

    whats with the eggs?

    I am really getting sick of M$ explorer....I need a change,,,bad.
     
  12. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    the owniweb update is very nice
    It won't be my default browser, but its a nice change
     
  13. chmorley macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. It's pretty good. It continues to get faster, and is clearly faster than IE at this point (but what isn't?). Seems, though, that browser choice has a lot to do with what sites you go to regularly. There are two that are *must* sites for me--ESPN.com and CBS Sportsline--and OW chokes on both of them. Mozilla (totally) and Chimera (mostly) renders them correctly.

    I root for the OmniGroup, though. I think OmniGraffle is one of the most useful pieces of software I have ever bought. I am sure that they can get the CSS problems ironed out by v5.0.

    And...tabs. My primary browser *must* have tabs.

    Chris
     
  14. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    Well, I don't know what it is choking on for you, but it is fine for me. I like the speed of Mozilla, but man, Omniweb is fast, and the built in spell checker is really friggin nice. This will be mine unless one of the others gets massively better. We will have to see.
     
  15. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    ive never used omni web...

    can someone tell me some of the advantages over IE?

    for instance, is it faster? does it render faster?.. thanks..
     
  16. chmorley macrumors 6502a

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    Understood and agreed about the spellchecker. I also like that OW can use services--something I think we will appreciate even more when more apps can use them. They are really powerful.

    Since it's the same software, I'm pretty sure it behaves the same on your machine. I've see it do the same thing on all the machines I've tried. You're just not looking at it the right way.

    At CBS Sportsline, each sport has its own pull-down menu. Try running the mouse over the "Tennis" pulldown and reading a story. Mozilla, Chimera, and IE all render them properly. OW puts them on the left side, and sometimes off the page.

    At ESPN.com, on the right side (below the headlines), there are three overlapping sheets with tabs. There is a similar deal with four sheets/tabs right below it. OW deals better with this with each release, but running the mouse over the sheets makes them appear and disappear. In addition, it opens a new blank half-page in the process. Mozilla and IE have no problem with this page, but Chimera sometimes has some issues with it.

    These are the types of rendering problems that the OmniGroup is aware of. It's the reason they are re-writing the rendering engine from scratch.

    If I didn't visit these sites daily, I might seriously consider making OW my primary browser, even without tabs. Again, I really like the OmniGroup, and look forward to them fixing these problems.

    Chris
     
  17. G4scott thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Omniweb is fast, it has features that other browsers don't (spell check, which is a lifesaver in these forums for me!, it can disguise itself as another browser, and it can use services), it renders pages nicely, and it doesn't crash as much as IE.

    It may not be totally compatible with everything in the world, but they're working on it.
     
  18. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    Re: Try Something!



    okay man. thats going to soak into my brain .


    dig it.
     
  19. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    Re: ~ Krossfyter


    thanks for asking!!!:D


    there an enigma to me.
     
  20. Geert macrumors 6502a

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    OW is pure cocoa, so it uses the build in features of OS X, like spellcheck, services, ....
    it should be running much faster in the future when Jaguar comes out.
     
  21. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    its pure cocoa???!!!! ! oh crap. you said the magic word.


    im going to have to give it a shot see whats up.
     
  22. McFreggle macrumors 6502

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    Hey, this is great.

    I always was a big fan of OmniWeb, and I have been using the OmniWeb 4.1 betas for quite a time now, but yesterday I tried out Chimera, and I was quite impressed...

    Chimera is really really fast compared to OmniWeb... Give it a try!

    k.
     
  23. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    is chimera cocoa based? does it use all the features of osx? what browser is best with osx?
     
  24. McFreggle macrumors 6502

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    I don't know exactly... I'm only using it since yesterday. I only know it's developed for OS X, it's fast, it's good, and it's part of the Mozilla Development Project. It says 'Cocoa based', so I guess so...

    k.

    http://chimera.mozdev.org/
     

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